semidomestication

noun
semi·do·mes·ti·ca·tion | \ ˌse-mē-də-ˌme-sti-ˈkā-shən , ˌse-ˌmī- , -mi- \

Definition of semidomestication 

: a captive state of a wild animal in which its living conditions and often its breeding are controlled by humans

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semidomesticated \ˌse-mē-də-ˈme-sti-ˌkā-təd, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \ adjective

First Known Use of semidomestication

circa 1835, in the meaning defined above

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